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T.J. English began his career writing about New York City’s criminal underworld, organized crime, and the justice system in the 1980s while driving a taxi at night. He is an authority on the organized crime underworld and the author of five acclaimed nonfiction books, including THE WESTIES: Inside New York’s Irish Mob; BORN TO KILL: The Rise and Fall of America’s Bloodiest Asian Gang; PADDYWACKED: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster; HAVANA NOCTURNE: How the Mob Owned Cuba…and Then Lost it To A Revolution; and, most recently THE SAVAGE CITY: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge. T.J.’s articles have appeared in Playboy, Esquire, Los Angeles Times Magazine, and Irish America. He has appeared numerous times on The Daily Show with John Stewart, and he is the winner of the 2010 New York Press Club Journalism Award for Best Crime Reporting.... back to author main page